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An on-line archive of articles and commentary on wind and solar energy, community power, renewable energy policy, and Advanced Renewable Tariffs by Paul Gipe

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  • February 11, 2014,   by Glen Estill

    But today, 5 out of 16 of the nuclear plants are off line (source: Sygration ). That is 27% of our nuclear capacity, or 3400 MW. The nuclear units that are off line are 50% more than the total...

    February 9, 2014,  

    The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has finally approved the Feed in Tariff (FIT) Disbursement and Collections Guidelines, which will pave the way for an additional 320 megawatts of much needed...

    December 9, 2013,  

    You can find here wind-power generation forecasts, real-time estimates of actual wind-power generation, and historical wind-power generation data.

  • July 17, 2014,   by David Clarke

    The report stated that 'some 80,000 ha of national park were destroyed by a wildfire ignited by the turbine debris' and gave an Australian Broadcasting Commission report as a reference. In fact, the...

    July 17, 2014,   by Mike Barnard

    With thanks to the long-lasting science Crackpot Index, this Wind Crank Index is intended to provide a simple way to figure out how you should invest your time: helping the person understand more...

    July 10, 2014,   by Karl R. Haapala and Preedanood Prempreeda

    The energy payback period for the two turbine models are found to be 5.2 and 6.4 months, respectively.

  • July 8, 2014,   by Mike Barnard

    Sheerwind makes radically inappropriate comparisons between their long-disproven approach to wind generation and actually useful wind generation. The numbers show that they are likely about eighteen...

    June 23, 2014,   by Mike Barnard

    The Sheerwind had never made any of their data and assessments public, so there was no meat to chew on, just hyperbolic statements in the popular press not dissimilar to the oddly aggrandizing...

    May 16, 2014,  

    Evance have an innovative new windmill design 90% of the way through development and nearing the production stage, following the manufacture and supply of almost 2,000 of smaller windmills –between...

  • July 20, 2014,   by Ollie Danner

    The EV Show and Meet-Up was organized so Bakersfield residents were able to see and touch electric cars which are available right now. Electric cars sold per capita in the US are lowest within the...

    March 6, 2014,   by Ollie Danner

    ake the Electric Car Pledge with these electric cars being made today. Electric cars include PHEV - Plugin Hybrid Electric Vehicles and EV - Electric Vehicles.

    March 6, 2014,   by Steve Levin

    The Bakersfield founder of electriccarpledge.com wants you to take the pledge if you support electric vehicles, plan to buy one in your lifetime or own one now.

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